VANCOUVER — The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Greater Vancouver area including the cities of Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal.
The wind advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday evening until 4 p.m. Wednesday for the Greater Portland and Vancouver Metro areas.
East winds are expected at 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 to 50 mph. Winds are expected to increase Monday evening and then decrease late Wednesday.
The National Weather Service projects highs of 30 degrees this week with lows of 18 degrees expected by Thursday.
Potential impacts of the high winds could be tree damage and power disruptions are possible. The winds are expected to make driving difficult on area bridges, especially for trucks and other high profile vehicles.
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions.
Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution until the winds subside.